Spring 1844 – Movement is Not a Test of Life

Father’s face showed no expression as I sewed the wound together. It was a small thing and required but five stitches.

Uncle Boris asked, “You are certain that these things are not Prometheus Sodality creations?”

Now Father frowned. “No, I am not certain. If they are, they are a new sort of experiment. They have no flesh, no organs. They are like puppets with invisible strings. “